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Re: Latest buy

Post by DRT » 02:41 Mon 18 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:they produced very little.
g-man wrote:they made 300 cases
No disagreement there.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by TLW » 07:58 Mon 18 Nov 2013

Gentlemen, thank you for your advice - have just placed an order for

A case of 1997 Vesuvio
A case of 2000 Vesuvio
A case of 2011 Dow

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Re: Latest buy

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 11:13 Fri 29 Nov 2013

Smith Woodhouse 1994 VP (Magnum) :D

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Re: Latest buy

Post by PopulusTremula » 18:42 Tue 03 Dec 2013

I was lured in by ex quinta six packs of Warre '80 and '85 as well as Graham '80 and Dow '85.

Also, curiosity got the better of me by way of a Noval '82 and two Dow '70, the elders w somewhat poor fills.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by gardenhose » 19:24 Tue 03 Dec 2013

There is a Warre 80 and 83 at the sask liquor store for ~95 CAD/btl. Are either worth it at that price?

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Re: Latest buy

Post by SushiNorth » 20:03 Tue 03 Dec 2013

gardenhose wrote:There is a Warre 80 and 83 at the sask liquor store for ~95 CAD/btl. Are either worth it at that price?
I believe there are better things you can buy at that price, and I wouldn't spend that much for either of those.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by jdaw1 » 21:05 Tue 03 Dec 2013

SushiNorth wrote:
gardenhose wrote:There is a Warre 80 and 83 at the sask liquor store for ~95 CAD/btl. Are either worth it at that price?
I believe there are better things you can buy at that price, and I wouldn't spend that much for either of those.
I believe there are better things you can buy at that price, in the UK or the US.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by RAYC » 13:18 Wed 04 Dec 2013

SushiNorth wrote:
gardenhose wrote:There is a Warre 80 and 83 at the sask liquor store for ~95 CAD/btl. Are either worth it at that price?
I believe there are better things you can buy at that price, and I wouldn't spend that much for either of those.
If that equates to approx. £65, i don't think that's a bad price at all if provenance is good - even in the UK. Of those i think i prefer the Warre 83.

You're only going to be able to make big savings if you buy by the case or from auction.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by LGTrotter » 16:46 Wed 15 Jan 2014

Given the ongoing harumph regarding TFP buying out Krohn I bought a few colheita.

two 1991s, two 1982, a 1978, a 1968 and last but not least two 1964 branco.

Somebody on this forum was very excited by the 1964 Branco, I hope I am too.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 16:52 Wed 15 Jan 2014

LGTrotter wrote:Given the ongoing harumph regarding TFP buying out Krohn I bought a few colheita.

two 1991s, two 1982, a 1978, a 1968 and last but not least two 1964 branco.

Somebody on this forum was very excited by the 1964 Branco, I hope I am too.
I am intending to buy some of these also. Please don't buy the last ones left.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by LGTrotter » 16:56 Wed 15 Jan 2014

djewesbury wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:Given the ongoing harumph regarding TFP buying out Krohn I bought a few colheita.

two 1991s, two 1982, a 1978, a 1968 and last but not least two 1964 branco.

Somebody on this forum was very excited by the 1964 Branco, I hope I am too.
I am intending to buy some of these also. Please don't buy the last ones left.
I did ask if I could have the ones destined for Daniel. They said yes.

Nearly forgot to mention the 3 Warre 94, so excited was I by my first proper haul of colheitas.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 16:58 Wed 15 Jan 2014

LGTrotter wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:Given the ongoing harumph regarding TFP buying out Krohn I bought a few colheita.

two 1991s, two 1982, a 1978, a 1968 and last but not least two 1964 branco.

Somebody on this forum was very excited by the 1964 Branco, I hope I am too.
I am intending to buy some of these also. Please don't buy the last ones left.
I did ask if I could have the ones destined for Daniel. They said yes.

Nearly forgot to mention the 3 Warre 94, so excited was I by my first proper haul of colheitas.
:crying:
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Re: Latest buy

Post by LGTrotter » 17:03 Wed 15 Jan 2014

Sorry I made you cry.
I am very unsure about white port as a concept. So I will probably just look at them in confusion until someone offers to take them away.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 17:05 Wed 15 Jan 2014

LGTrotter wrote:Sorry I made you cry.
I am very unsure about white port as a concept. So I will probably just look at them in confusion until someone offers to take them away.
Aged white port is a very good concept.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by CPR 1 » 23:56 Fri 17 Jan 2014

Case of Smith Woodhouse 77 :)

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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 00:29 Sat 18 Jan 2014

CPR 1 wrote:Case of Smith Woodhouse 77 :)
Good choice! I love that port - and in my experience has nothing like the problems with TCA that Dow and Gould Campbell have.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 21:56 Sat 25 Jan 2014

1977 Dow's VP
1983 Croft Q da Roeda

Oh right, I also received my 2011 VP's from the UK about 10 days ago :D :D :mrgreen:

6x Warre 2011
6x Cockburn's 2011
my 6x Fonseca 2011

Now all I have to do is to pick up my order of Quevedo 2011 when visiting Oscar this summer.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 00:59 Sun 26 Jan 2014

gerwin.degraaf wrote:1977 Dow's VP
1983 Croft Q da Roeda.
:shock:
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Re: Latest buy

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 20:35 Tue 28 Jan 2014

djewesbury wrote:
gerwin.degraaf wrote:1977 Dow's VP
1983 Croft Q da Roeda.
:shock:
I know :D , both have a questionable reputation to say the least, but it's always a bit of a gamble, which I got at a reasonable price. And the good bottles (non-corked) of D77 seem to be very good (according to the reviews, never had it myself before), and I have had the Roeda 1983 before and it showed quite good and was very enjoyable.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by PopulusTremula » 23:34 Sun 02 Feb 2014

Cases of Ramos Pinto 1994 and Fonseca 1985. The latter vintage continues to be relatively unloved apart from Graham which is priced away from the rest of the pack. I have tried the F85 twice recently and was a little underwhelmed on both occasions but the power and complexity is there. Thus, the purchase was based on the hope that the wine will emerge from a T85 like dumb phase in a few years.

Apart from that, what has happened to the price of T97? Why the sudden price hike?

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Re: Latest buy

Post by gardenhose » 05:09 Mon 03 Feb 2014

Picked up a few more 2011's on a trip to the states. 6 Vesuvio, 9 Fonseca, and 9 Taylors. Starting a port collection is a daunting task! TIme to back off and just look for deals now.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by RAYC » 12:40 Mon 03 Feb 2014

PopulusTremula wrote:Apart from that, what has happened to the price of T97? Why the sudden price hike?
Not much has happened to the price of T97 as far as i can see...I paid £225ib for a 6-pack a few years ago and it still seems to be available on the UK retail market by the case for about the same.

BBR have had some listed at a very high price for quite a while now (and that tends to lead a few other merchants to price similarly), but i don't think it is indicative of the wider "market" price if you decide you do want some!
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Re: Latest buy

Post by griff » 11:17 Wed 05 Feb 2014

Among other odds and sods I have recently come across a 1944 Royal Porto Colheita. Love the sparkly letters :)

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Re: Latest buy

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 12:46 Wed 12 Feb 2014

- Fonseca 1997 VP x 1
- Smith Woodhouse 2000 VP x 2
- Cálem 1970 VP x 4
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Re: Latest buy

Post by PopulusTremula » 19:07 Wed 12 Feb 2014

Three bottles each of Offley Boa Vista '80 and '83. Mini vertical anyone?

Back on the topic of T97, i definitely think there has been an upward creep in prices. FRW quotes in line w BBR and prices on Wine Searcher (non pro) also seem to hover around the same level. Thus, i wonder if this has had some positive reviews lately, in spite of '97 being considered to be generally lackluster.

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